Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation (HACN) has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERAP is available to assist eligible Native American renter households who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with rental payments. Assistance may be used to cover a portion of past due rental payments and future rental payments.

Eligibility Criteria

Citizenship: Adult household member must be Cherokee Nation citizens.

Residency: First preference given to those living within the Cherokee Nation reservation.

Payment: Your landlord must be willing to complete a W-9 and accept payment from the Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation. Refusal to complete a W-9 and accept payment from the Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation may result in the Applicant’s ineligibility.

Income: Household income may not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. First preference given to households under 50% Area Median Income.

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For more information about ERAP, please contact us at services@hacn.org or by phone at 918-456-5482 ext. 1135.


The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation (HACN) was created in 1966 to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing within the Cherokee Nation. Over fifty years later, HACN continues that original mission of providing housing assistance through a number of diverse programs.

Click the Programs tab above to learn about all of the housing services offered by HACN.